Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Top Seven Things On My Bookish Bucket List

1.) Get caught up on all the book reviews I'd like to put on my blog. I know - I can dream, right?

2.) And in a similar vein, I have a small bookshelf of ARCs sitting by my bedside that need to be read...

3.) Read 300 books in a single year. Okay. It's not quite Tolstoy and the Purple Chair - a woman who pledged to read a book day (real literature, too!) for an entire year. But, it's pretty close. Most years I struggle to break the 100 books read record.

4.) Be cool as a cucumber around my favorite authors. So many times, when I meet my favorite authors I just spaz out and barely manage to stammer out a coherent greeting. I'm proud of the times that I've met with authors and managed to appear intelligent and sane - I just wish it was all the time!

5.) Be able to say that I've read 10% of the collection at my library. I know 10% doesn't sound like much - but with a collection of 90,000+ titles, 10% would be pretty darn impressive.

6.) Attend BEA again. It's been a loooong time since I've been to Book Expo America. It's a convention that I usually skip in favor of going to the ALA Annual Conference, (or in favor of my own vacation to visit family and friends, imagine that!) But I would like to check it out again, especially since I'm told that it's changed and grown so much in the last several years!

7.) I have always dreamed of serving on the Newbery committee. I've kept my ALA membership active and applied for it several times, but I've never come close to being chosen for the prestigious book award committee. Maybe one day it will happen!

I know this is supposed to be a top 10 list - but I really can't think of three more things! I feel that I've been pretty lucky in already accomplishing so many things that I'd like to: working in a bookstore and now a library, meeting authors, hosting book signings, traveling to bookish events, thinning out my personal book collection, participating in Nanowrimo, meeting lots of reading and reviewing goals. I keep pretty busy.

What's on your top 10 bookish bucket list?


  1. 300 books is one year is huge! Good luck!

  2. Heh, I don't know if I'll ever really do it. It's just an outlandish idea that I kick around sometimes.



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